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The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.



13 And the evening and the mornI The creation of heaven and earth, 3 of the ing were the third day. light, 6 of the firmament, 9 of the earth se 14 And God said, Let there be parated from the waters, 11 and made fruit lights in the firmament of the heaven fish and fowl, 24 of beasts and cattle, 26 of to divide the day from the night; and man in the image of God. 29 Also the ap let them be for signs, and for seasons, pointment of food.

and for days, and years. N the beginning God created the 15 And let them be for lights in heaven and the earth.

the firmament of the heaven to give 2 And the earth was without form, light upon the earth: and it was so. and void ; and darkness was upon the 16 And God made two great lights ; face of the deep: and the Spirit of the greater light to rule the day, and God moved upon the face of the the lesser light to rule the night: he waters.

made the stars also. 3 And God said, Let there be light: 17 And God set them in the firand there was light.

mament of the heaven to give light 4 And God saw the light, that it upon the earth, was good: and God divided the light 18 And to rule over the day, and from the darkness.

over the night, and to divide the light 5 And God called the light Day, from the darkness: and God saw that and the darkness he called Night. it was good. Ånd the evening and the morning 19 And the evening and the mornwere the first day.

ing were the fourth day. 6 And God said, Let there be a fir 20 And God said, Let the wa. mament in the midst of the waters, and ters bring forth abundantly the moving let it divide the waters from the waters. creature that hath life, and fowl that

7 And God made the firmament, and may fly above the earth in the open divided the waters which were under firmanient of heaven. the firmament from the waters which 21 And God created great whales, were above the firmament: and it was so. and every living creature that moveth,

8 And God called the firmament which the waters brought forth abunHeaven: and the evening and the dantly after their kind, and every morning were the second day. winged fowl after his kind : and God

9 | And God said, Let the waters saw that it was good. under the heaven be gathered together 22 And God blessed them, saying, unto one place, and let the dry land Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the appear: and it was so.

waters in the seas, and let fowl mul10 And God called the dry land tiply in the earth. Earth; and the gathering together of 23 And the evening and the mornthe waters called he Seas : and God ing were the fifth day. saw that it was good.

24 | And God said, Let the earth 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after bring forth grass, the herb yielding his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit and beast of the earth after his kind : after his kind, whose seed is in itself, and it was so. upon the earth : and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the 12 And the earth brought forth earth after his kind, and cattle after grass, and herb yielding seed after his their kind, and every thing that creepkind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose eth upon the earth after his kind: and seed was in itself, after his kind : and God saw that it was good. God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make

The creation of man.


The garden of Eden. man in our image, after our likeness : fore it was in the earth, and every herb and let them have dominion over the of the field before it grew: for the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the LORD God had not caused it to rain air, and over the cattle, and over all upon the earth, and there was not a the earth, and over every creeping man to till the ground. thing that creepeth upon the earth. 6 But there went up a mist from

27 So God created man in his own the earth, and watered the whole face image, in the image of God created of the ground. he him; male and female created 7 And the LORD God formed man he them.

of the dust of the ground, and breathed 28 And God blessed them, and God into his nostrils the breath of life; and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multi- man became a living soul. ply, and replenish the earth, and sub 8 And the LORD God planted a due it: and have dominion over the garden eastward in Eden; and there fish of the sea, and over the fowl of he put the man whom he had formed. the air, and over every living thing 9 And out of the ground made the that moveth

the earth.

LORD God to grow every tree that is 29 | And God said, Behold, I have pleasant to the sight and good for given you every herb bearing seed, food; the tree of life also in the midst which is upon the face of all the earth, of the garden, and the tree of knowand every tree, in the which is the fruit ledge of good and evil. of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall 10 And a river went out of Eden to be for meat.

water the garden; and from thence it 30 And to every beast of the earth, was parted, and became into four heads. and to every fowl of the air, and to 11 The name of the first is Pison : every thing that creepeth upon the that is it which compasseth the whole earth, wherein there is life, I have land of Havilah, where there is gold; given every green herb for meat: and 12 And the gold of that land is good: it was so.

there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 31 And God saw every thing that 13 And the name of the second he had made, and behold, it was very riveris Gihon: the same is it that comgood. And the evening and the mor- passeth the whole land of Ethiopia. ning were the sixth day.

14 And the name of the third river CHAP. II.

is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth | The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the cre

toward the east of Assyria. And the ation. 8 The planting of the garden of Eden, fourth river is Euphrates. 10 and the river thereof. 17 The tree of

15 And the LORD God took the knowledge only forbidden. 19,20 The naming of the creatures. 21 The making of woman, man, and put him into the garden of and institution of marriage.

Eden, to dress it and to keep it. Thus the heavens and the earth were 16 And the LORD God commandfinished, and all the host of them. ed the man, saying, Of every tree of

2 And on the seventh day God end the garden thou mayest freely eat : ed his work which he had made; and 17 But of the tree of the knowledge he rested on the seventh day from all of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of his work which he had made.

it: for in the day that thou eatest 3 And God blessed the seventh thereof thou shalt surely die. day, and sanctified it : because that in 18 4 And the Lord God said, It is it he had rested from all his work not good that the man should be alone; which God created and made. I will make him an help meet for him.

4 These are the generations of the 19 And out of the ground the LORD heavens and of the earth when they God formed every beast of the field, were created, in the day that the LORD and every fowl of the air; and brought God made the earth and the heavens, them unto Adam to see what he would 5 And every plant of the field be- call them; and whatsoever Adam call

The serpent deceiveth Eve. CHAP. III.

Man's skameful fall. ed every living creature, that was the and gave also unto her husband with name thereof.

her, and he did eat. 20 And Adam gave names to all 7 And the eyes of them both were cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and opened, and they knew that they were to every beast of the field: but for naked; and they sewed fig leaves toAdam there was not found an help gether, and made themselves aprons. meet for him.

8 And they heard the voice of the 21 And the LORD God caused a LORD God walking in the garden in deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he the cool of the day: and Adam and slept: and he took one of his ribs, and his wife hid themselves from the preclosed up the flesh instead thereof: sence of the LORD God amongst the

22 And the rib, which the LORD God trees of the garden. had taken from man, made he a wo 9 And the LORD God called unto man, and brought her unto the man. Adam, and said unto him, Where art

23 And Adam said, This is now thou? bone of my bones, and flesh of my 10 And he said, I heard thy voice flesh: she shall be called Woman, in the garden: and I was afraid, bebecause she was taken out of man. cause I was naked; and I hid myself.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his 11 And he said, Who told thee that father and his mother, and shall cleave thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of unto his wife: and they shall be one the tree whereof I commanded thee, Resh.

that thou shouldest not eat ? 25 And they were both naked, the 12 And the man said, The woman man and his wife, and were not whom thou gavest to be with me, she ashamed.

gave me of the tree, and I did eat. CHAP. III.

13 And the LORD God said unto | The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful the woman, What is this that thou hast fal. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent is cursed. 15 The promised seed. 16

done ? And the woman said, The serThe punishment of mankind. 21 Their first pent beguiled me, and I did eat. clothing. 22 Their casting out of paradise. 14 And the LORD God said unto Now the serpent was more subtile the serpent, Because thou hast done than any beast of the field which the this, thou art cursed above all cattle, LORD God had made: and he said and above every beast of the field: anto the woman, Yea, hath God said, upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust Ye shall not eat of every tree of the shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: garden?

15 And I will put enmity between 2 And the woman said unto the ser thee and the woman, and between thy pent, We may eat of the fruit of the seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy trees of the garden :

head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which 16 Unto the woman he said, I will is in the midst of the garden, God hath greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither conception ; in sorrow thou shalt shall ye touch it, lest ye die.


bring forth children: and thy desire 4 And the serpent said unto the shall be to thy husband, and he shall woman, Ye shall not surely die : rule over thee.

5 For God doth know that in the 17 And unto Adam he said, Beday ye eat thereof, then your eyes cause thou hast hearkened unto the shall be opened ; and ye shall be as voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of gods, knowing good and evil. the tree, of which I commanded thee,

6 And when the woman saw that saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: the tree was good for food, and that cursed is the ground for thy sake; in it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days to be desired to make one wise, she of thy life; took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it

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